LOCKPORT, IL — Video gaming has been a much debated topic since the Video Gaming Act was passed in Illinois in 2009. There are thousands of video gaming terminals across the state, and there are 85 terminals in Lockport alone.

The most recent revenue data from the Illinois Gaming Board is from October. According to the gaming board, from January to October, $48,020,542.26 was the amount “played” or gambled in Lockport. However, the total amount of funds in, or the money people actually put in the machines, was $14,862,672.
Overall, the terminals had a net terminal income of $3,866,969.24 with $1,013,468.52 going to the state and $193,348.96 going to the city of Lockport.

According to the Illinois Gaming Board, in 2019, Lockport had 18 establishments which have video gaming. The establishments are:

• Anthony’s Restaurant, Inc. (Anthony’s Pancake House and Restaurant), has five terminals
• B&E Buss Corporation (Rocco’s Pub), has five terminals
• Blackhawk Restaurant Group, LLC Series RPLockport (Penny’s Place), has five terminals
• Embers Tap House and Social Club, LLC, has four terminals
• H.F.K. Entertainment, Inc. (Paradise Bay Bar and Grill) has five terminals
• Iron Horse Saloon of Lockport, LLC (Coom’s Corner) has five terminals
• Jackie’s Pub, Inc., has five terminals
• John Olson American Legion Post 18, has five terminals
• Lockport Lodge No. 1557 Loyal Order of the Moose, Inc., has five terminals
• Lockport Lounge, Inc. (Strike N’ Spare II) has five terminals
• Lockport Post No. 5788 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Inc., has five terminals
• Lon Fong, Inc. (Pagoda), has three terminals
• Maugeri, LLC (Shooters Sports Bar and Liquors) has four terminals
• Stella’s on State Street, LLC, has four terminals
• The Lockport Stagecoach, LLC, has five terminals
• The Outpost Pub and Grill, Inc. (Morgan’s of Lockport), has five terminals
• Uncle Richie’s Place, Inc., has five terminals
• Villanova Pizza, LLC, has five terminals

The busiest place for video gaming in Lockport was Penny’s Place, 1035 E. Ninth St., where $11,406,220.03 was “played,” the funds in was $3,414,882, and the net terminal income was $871,479.71.